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An Italian varietal grown in the Santa Cruz mountains south of San Francisco.

Very pale red in color and somewhat thin looking, this varietal is not a powerhouse blockbuster.  It reminded me of Rose meets Pinot Noir.  Strawberry on the nose and palate, with slight acidity and virtually no tannins noticed.  It was a decent drink for a hot summer’s eve following a day out on the golf course- refreshing indeed.  Having said that, it is pricey for the quality and I would only give it 2 stars and 85 points.